Hello from the Whistling Buoy team

Flying High

It has been all go for Whistling Buoy over the past few months, with the winery’s involvement with Pinot Noir 2017 being one of the highlights. Whistling Buoy hosted a large party of international journalists, sommeliers and other influencers as part of their commitment to showing the visitors just how good Canterbury wines are.

Whistling Buoy competition successes have continued also, with great results in the recent WineNZ tastings. Two vintages of Kokolo Vineyard pinot noir – 2014 and 2015 – were both judged as four star by the professional trio of tasters, and were the two top Canterbury wines entered in the event.

Check out the details, in the WineNZ autumn issue of the magazine, out now. 

New outlets

Christchurch’s iconic department store, Ballantynes, which caters for the city’s discerning shoppers, is now stocking Whistling Buoy wines, as is Henry’s of Bishopsdale and Halswell and Northwood New World supermarkets.

Further afield, the wines are now available at Regional Wines in Wellington and through the Glengarry website.

In addition, Whistling Buoy chardonnay was recently chosen by Wine Friend chief tasting officer Yvonne Lorkin to be delivered nationally to their business’ customers and was also included in a write-up by Joelle Thomson in Drinksbiz. 

Kokolo Farmstead

Executive accommodation at Whistling Buoy’s Kokolo Vineyard is now available for leisure seekers and wine enthusiasts looking for a top-quality escape.

Guests at the executive accommodation are able to explore the vineyard, nearby Lyttelton Harbour, its surrounding crater rim, and indulge themselves with the finest local produce and cuisine.

Hosts Neil and Jill Pattinson provide the setting and the quality service and can help create the experience which simply leaves guests to just relax and enjoy.

Pricing is from $500 per night for two people, with a minimum stay of two nights. The homestead can accommodate up to six. For availability and reservations please contact Jill or Neil Pattinson at or visit our website.

+64 03 329 4339

63 Andersons Road

Charteris Bay RD1

Lyttelton 8971, NZ